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antsRlife
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EGGS

Post: # 32579Post antsRlife
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:20 pm

Hey people of ac, I just got eggs from my first queen and they are my first eggs. Eny suggestions?
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex calvus
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

idahoantgirl
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Re: EGGS

Post: # 32580Post idahoantgirl
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:25 pm

antsRlife wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:20 pm
Hey people of ac, I just got eggs from my first queen and they are my first eggs. Eny suggestions?
Completely leave the queen alone. Check on her once a week, (it'd better if you can go 2 weeks) The less you disturb her the more likely her colony will be successful.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeper of Tetramorium Immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

Jesseant
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Re: EGGS

Post: # 32581Post Jesseant
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:26 pm

My suggestion is to not check on them everyday as this my stress your queen but rather if you are anxious to check every couple of days. Also you should go onto the AntsCanada ant channel on Youtube and check out his toutorials on what to do when your first workers arrive.
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antsRlife
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Re: EGGS

Post: # 32582Post antsRlife
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:00 pm

Yea I just watched them a few minutes ago, and I'm just got here out for now while I make a type of foricarium with sand and I'll stick her under if that's ok.
So she feels less exposed and I can see her.
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex calvus
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

idahoantgirl
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Re: EGGS

Post: # 32584Post idahoantgirl
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:06 pm

antsRlife wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:00 pm
Yea I just watched them a few minutes ago, and I'm just got here out for now while I make a type of foricarium with sand and I'll stick her under if that's ok.
So she feels less exposed and I can see her.
I'm confused. What do you mean be stick her under the formicarium? You should not mover her into a formicarium until she has at least 25 workers. She should be completely in the dark and tucked away in a place that doesn't get much vibration.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeper of Tetramorium Immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

antsRlife
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Re: EGGS

Post: # 32587Post antsRlife
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:44 pm

Sorry, I meant under some sand so it's dark and the temptation of looking at her will be minimal, and I found a iridimrmex queen 5 minutes ago hope she will do well :)
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex calvus
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

idahoantgirl
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Re: EGGS

Post: # 32600Post idahoantgirl
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:08 pm

antsRlife wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:44 pm
Sorry, I meant under some sand so it's dark and the temptation of looking at her will be minimal, and I found a iridimrmex queen 5 minutes ago hope she will do well :)
I guess you could stick her under some sand... I mean I dont see the point. I would just tuck her away somewhere. ( I always put my queens in my little safe and then put a sticky note on the door saying when I could check on her again)
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeper of Tetramorium Immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

antsRlife
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Re: EGGS

Post: # 32601Post antsRlife
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:37 pm

good idea i might try that
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex calvus
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

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